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WALKING IS ONLY PART OF THE ADVENTURE

WALK GREAT OCEAN

VICTORIA

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 3 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – STUNNING COASTAL CHOPPER FLIGHT, 4 STAR AWARD-WINNING ACCOMMODATION, LOCAL WINES & FOOD + MORE

SAVE UP TO $500 PER COUPLE OR $250 PER PERSON WITH OUR SPOT SPECIALS ON SPECIFIC DEPARTURES*. BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE!

WALK SNAPSHOT

3 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

4 STAR AWARD-WINNING ARKINE LODGE ACCOMMODATION 

LOCAL VICTORIAN WINES

LOCAL VICTORIAN SOURCED MEALS

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

DEPARTURE DATES

WEEKLY TOURS FROM SEP TO MID MAY EVEYR YEAR

PRICES FROM $2449 PP*

TOUR PRICES

Spot Specials of up to $500 per couple or up to $250 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. On sale until sold out!

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. Groups can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

SEPTEMBER 2023 – MAY 2024
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price… $2699
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Spot Special….. $2549
SAVE $150 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:

Spot Special….. $2449
SAVE $250 per person
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: $209 per person.
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $384 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $384 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past guest discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

This is a genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras.

Your 3 day walking holiday includes:

  • Fully supported Pack-Free walk with no overnight packs to carry
  • Helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles
  • 2 nights at Alkina Lodge – architecturally designed accommodation with a touch of luxury
  • 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 2 x dinners served with wine
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Professionally guided by local guides – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Melbourne CBD

SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION

The Langham Melbourne

DEPARTURE TIME

7.30am

TRAIL DETAILS

6kms. 3 hours. Easy Grade 2.

TERRAIN

This walk stays high and behind the sea cliff for its full duration except where we descend to beautiful Crayfish Bay for a short break. There are a couple of sets of steps but mostly the track is very gently undulating with a firm, sandy surface.

WALK ITINERARY

Meet your guides at 7.20am at The Langham Melbourne.

From here, we transfer to the Great Ocean Road with short stops along the way at Anglesea and Apollo Bay, before arriving at Parker River.

Our first walk takes us to Point Franklin and Crayfish Bay. Crayfish Bay offers beautiful vistas and rock ledges hiding clear salt-water pools, and is often used for snorkelling and spear-fishing activities.

The area used to house some beach shacks, occupied by local fishermen, but these were removed when the area became part of the National Park. This section of the Great Ocean Walk mostly follows the cliff line and affords superb views of the ocean where the foliage clears; we may also see koalas relaxing in the trees.

The track is gently undulating, with a firm, sandy surface, interspersed with some sets of wooden steps/staircases.

Afterwards, we transfer further west along the coast to our accommodation at the stunning Alkina Lodge. Tonight enjoy dinner prepared by a caterer. Sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow companions in this modern and stylish accommodation.

TRAIL DETAILS

13km.  6 hours plus breaks. Medium to Hard Grade. Grade 3 Terrain.

TERRAIN

This walk commences in a forest setting but becomes progressively steeper as we approach Milanesia Beach. After a short beach walk, there is some steady climbing on a firm track of compacted earth with several sets of steps. It remains undulating, on a stable surface, for the entire journey today, giving the benefit of distant views ahead and behind us.

FLEXIBLE WALKING

Optional longer walk available: there may be an option to add an additional 6km to today’s walk, to finish at Wreck Beach. Please discuss doing this option with your guide on evening of day 1.

WALK ITINERARY

This morning, enjoy breakfast, before setting out on our day’s walk, which will be the most challenging of the tour. We will depart the lodge at 830am to enable an early start on the trail.

You will see spectacular and isolated areas of the Great Ocean Walk, traversing from Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head on an undulating trail that is usually compact and stable.

We begin surrounded by beautiful coastal forest as we trend downhill to the isolated tranquility of Milanesia Beach, where a short wander along the sand brings us to our first climb for the day – a steady ascent on a firm track with several sets of steps. The trail continues to undulate on a generally stable surface for the full journey, dissected by gullies, featuring Rough Tree Ferns and other lush flora, as well as drier sclerophyll forests.

Our climbs regularly afford us spectacular views along the coast in both directions. An ascent of 138 steps and an additional small climb brings us to one of the official GOW campsites at Ryans Den. Typically our lunch spot, this high point provides an expansive outlook of our surrounds, and the chance to recharge our batteries for the 2nd half of today’s walk.

We mostly follow the coastline from here, heading west toward Cape Volney and beyond, alternating between high points and shady gullies, with a final stepped climb to emerge onto Moonlight Head, where we can celebrate our achievements with incredible views once again.

With our accommodation located nearby, we can take some time-out to freshen up and enjoy some afternoon tea. Later in the day, we can explore the area a little further, with a visit to nearby Wreck Beach to learn more of the local maritime history and view remnants of past shipwrecks, including well-preserved anchors.

This involves approximately 1.5km of additional walking, as well as scaling a series of 300+ steps that lead to and from the beach. Tonight after dinner, relax and enjoy reflecting on your day, and the wonderful experience you shared with your fellow hikers.

TRAIL DETAILS

6km walk. 3 hours plus breaks. Easy Grade 2.

TERRAIN

Very similar gradient to Day 1 through coastal bushland. Along this section of track, various surface treatments have been used to keep us on a firm footing. Otherwise, it is a firm compacted surface throughout as we approach the Twelve Apostles.

Several sets of stone steps are encountered, and at Gibson’s Steps, where we view the rock stacks Gog and Magog, there are around 50 steps descending to the beach.

WALK ITINERARY

After breakfast, we depart Alkina Lodge at 830am and drive a short distance west for our final walking experience of the tour: Princetown to Gibson’s Steps/12 Apostles. This dramatically beautiful final section of the walk is a fitting finale to our 3-days, starting on boardwalk that crosses the pristine wetlands of the Gellibrand River, which supports extensive bird and aquatic life.

The trail winds through coastal scrub and follows the cliff tops on varying surfaces of compacted earth or board-walked path, providing fabulous views. The spectacular vistas ultimately include the famous Apostles, rising majestically from the Southern Ocean. Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs over millions of years, the rugged splendour of these ancient sea-stacks is striking to the eye.

At Gibson’s Steps, we descend approximately 50 man-made steps to the beach to view the stunning limestone cliffs from below. We also experience a closer view of the impressive sea-stacks of Gog and Magog, not strictly included as Apostles, but worth a look, all the same.

On completion of our morning walk, we enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight over the Apostles and surrounding coastline a fabulous way to gain a true perspective of the grandeur of this region.

A short drive takes us to Loch Ard Gorge, where we enjoy our final lunch together on the beach, if conditions are suitable.

We then return to Melbourne via the inland route, with a short break at the little hamlet of Winchelsea, usually arriving at The Langham Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm the end of a wonderful journey.

FINISH TIME

Arrive back at The Langham Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm

More information on this area: For more information on this area you can visit this local Great Ocean Walk website.

ENJOY A LONG WEEKEND IN COASTAL VICTORIA WITH FRIENDS – WALK GREAT OCEAN.

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

GENUINE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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